With Ridley Scott currently deep in post-production on his Prometheus follow-up Alien: Covenant, the filmmaker has taken a break from the edit suite to chat to Digital Spy, during which he was asked why he’s yet to take on the reins of a comic book movie.
“Superhero movies are not my kind of thing – that’s why I’ve never really done one,” he responded. [I’ve been asked] several times, but I can’t believe in the thin, gossamer tight-rope of the non-reality of the situation of the superhero. [I want to] keep making smart films… I’ve done that kind of movie – Blade Runner really is a comic strip when you think about it, it’s a dark story told in an unreal world. You could almost put Batman or Superman in that world, that atmosphere, except I’d have a fucking good story, as opposed to no story!”
Scott is probably a little too busy to dip his toes in the superhero genre in all fairness, given that he’s previously suggested he has two more Alien / Prometheus movies in mind after Alien: Covenant, not to mention a host of projects on his producing slate.